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Kittie Davis Nowlin

Memphis, TN

Kittie Davis Nowlin, 94, went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2017.

She is survived by her children John David Nowlin III (Kate) of Savannah, TN, George Watkins Nowlin (Brenda), and Linda Nowlin Tichenor (David); as well as her grandchildren John David Nowlin IV (Cristal), Jason Daniel Nowlin, Brent Richards Nowlin (Marissa), Wendy Nowlin Durham, Melissa Anne Tichenor, Scott David Tichenor (Rachel), Angie Nowlin Shipman (Cory); and her 12 great-grandchildren.

Kittie was born August 3, 1922, in Brownsville, TN. She was Secretary/Treasurer and Most Beautiful at Ripley High School. She earned a B.S. in Education from Memphis State College and her M.A. and Post Masters in Guidance/Counseling from Memphis State University. She was a beloved elementary school teacher at Idlewild and White Station. While at the Campus School, she helped train a new generation of Memphis teachers. She spent a year developing a counseling program at the American School in Guatemala. After her retirement, she was an avid reader who travelled around the world and also enjoyed bridge, decorating, tennis, and the company of her family.

She is remembered for the love she gave to all who knew her, for being a great communicator with a sparkling wit, and for her gracious strength. As an active member of Grace St. Luke's, she helped launch the Disciples of Christ program and enjoyed serving as a circle devotional leader.

Kittie was predeceased by her parents John Davis and Louise Watkins Davis Richards as well as her sister Margaret Davis Campbell.

A visitation will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2017, in the Music Room/Grand Lobby of Trezevant Manor followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Edward Chapel. Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

The family is grateful for the care she received while at Trezevant as well as for the kind support of Crossroads Hospice. Many thanks to her dedicated nurse Laurabeth Yager.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Grace St. Luke's Episcopal Church or MIFA.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Jan. 29, 2017
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